Upcoming Events


Together on Tuesdays 

Tuesday, Mar 22 • 8:25 AM


Chat with Claire 

Friday, Mar 25  • 8:25 AM


PA General Meeting 

Tuesday, Apr 12  • 9:00 AM


March IDC Meeting 

Thursday, Apr 14 • 9:30 AM


Spring Recess

NO SCHOOL

April 15-22




2021-2022

PA Contact

Information 

Barrett Schlotthauer &

Rachel Connors Phillippe

Co-Presidents

copres@friendsofmsc.org

Nadia Murray Goodman &

Rahsaan Harris 

Co-Vice Presidents

covpres@friendsofmsc.org


Danielle Alden &

Shanna Tengshe

Co-Secretaries

cosecretary@friendsofmsc.org

Margo Beth Fleming &

Adams Pinckney

Co-Treasurers

cotreasurer@friendsofmsc.org

The Parent Association of Manhattan School For Children recognize that parent involvement is a vital component of a successful public school. Parent leadership is essential in order to develop school strengths, identify and solve problems, and to build the partnership between parents and schools that is necessary for education to flourish and for children to thrive. As such, the [Friends of MSC] Parent Association will seek to welcome and encourage the meaningful participation of all its members.

Our objectives are:

* to facilitate the Philosophy and Mission Statement of the School

* to promote MSC as a Kindergarten through Eighth grade school

* to facilitate family involvement at our school

* to facilitate communication between teachers, staff and parents

* to promote volunteerism to parents

* to provide financial support and resources to the school for the benefit and educational growth of the students

* to develop a cooperative working relationship between the parents and the staff of the school

* to promote and develop parent leadership and involvement

* to foster and encourage parent participation in the school’s activities

* to provide a mechanism whereby parents can have input into the governance and decision making of the school

* to work collaboratively towards consensus in order to support the Mission Statement of the School.

- from the Bylaws of The Parent Association of Manhattan School for Children (PS 333)

Friends of MSC Updates:

Thank You to everyone who attended our March General PA meeting. We had a very productive conversation about our goals moving forward through the rest of this year and going into new year.

If you weren’t able to make the meeting but want to learn more about what was discussed, the meeting notes and recording can be found here.

Nominating Committee Volunteers Needed

Elections for next year’s Friends of MSC Executive Board will be here before we know it. We need 2-5 volunteers to head up this year’s Nominating Committee. Members of this committee must come from the general membership and may not be current executive board members.

The Nominating Committee is responsible for canvassing the parent community for eligible candidates, verifying the eligibility of interested candidates, and running the election.

For more information about this committee, click here to read the FOMSC Bylaws: https://friendsofmsc.org/resources/Documents/FOMSCBylaws11092021%20signed.pdf

Please let us know if you are interested by April 1. Email: copres@friendsofmsc.org

Event Committee Volunteers Needed

We are hoping to bring the Spring Fun Run and Broadway Loves MSC back this year and we need your help to do it! Please let us know if you would like to help bring these events to life this spring, email: volunteer@friendsofmsc.org

Affordable Afterschool Programming

We have heard from several parents interested in exploring new affordable afterschool programming options for next year. If you know of a great provider that you think would be a good match for MSC, please let us know. Email: copres@friendsofmsc.org

Looking Forward…

Though June still seems so far away, we are already looking forward to next year. If you have any thoughts, ideas, or concerns you’d like to see addressed moving into the next school year, please let us know. We are here to support you. Please email: copres@friendsofmsc.org

Relatives & Special Friends (RSF) Day - March 18

March 18, 8:45-10:30am Relatives & Special Friends Day

RSF Zoom Link:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88367382038?pwd=clBIZGdaTWpyMllDL2VKRFFaUG1SUT09

Meeting ID: 883 6738 2038

Passcode: 487585

2022 NYC School Survey

It's take time of year again...

2022 NYC School Survey

Now Available!

We are looking for 100% participation from all MSC Families. The survey deadline is Friday, March 25th, 2022

Click Here for 2022 NYC School Survey

* Click on Take the 2020-21 NYC School Survey NOW!

* To access the survey, Families must enter 'f' followed by their child's nine digit Student Identification (OSIS) Number. (Please note that f must be lowercase)

Families can find their child's Student Identification (OSIS) Number on their report card or NYC Schools Account.

All Student were also sent home with a paper form with detailed instructions on how to complete the survey and an envelope for families who rather complete the survey via hard copy before break.

Call for Disposable Water Bottles

Shakira needs disposable water bottles for a fourth grade project. Students can place empty water bottles in a labeled box outside the greenhouse. Thank you!

Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee

The MSC Inclusiveness and Diversity Committee is launching a new and exciting film project that will explore how a cross section of MSC families/caregivers and community members experienced the pandemic. The goal of the project is to start a dialogue about our diverse experiences during this unique and challenging time in our history and bring us closer together as a community.

The IDC will be filming interested students, families, teachers, and staff by the end of the school year and will host a screening (with a guest speaker and time to come together as a community directly afterward) in October of 2022.

A survey will be coming your way soon to solicit your thoughts and level of interest in participation. We welcome your engagement at any level. If you already know you’d like to be interviewed or are interested in helping us make this project happen, email us at MSCIDCfilmproject@gmail.com

The next scheduled monthly meeting will take place on 4/14 at 9:30 AM via Zoom. We hope to see you there.

Any other inclusiveness, diversity, and equity issues? We’re here for you. Email us at MSC333.Diversity@gmail.com

RSVP for April IDC Meeting

French Federation Academy Soccer Classes

Tuesday soccer classes after school at the Great Hill at 3:30 pm with the French Federation Academy. Please see below details.

K-5 grades

Start: March 22- June 7, 12 sessions

Location: Great Lawn, Central Park

Time: 3:30-4:30

Cost $495

Sibling Discount 10%

Sibling Discount Code (10% OFF): DSCT10

Learn More - Register

TogetherHood Afterschool Sports Programs

Togetherhood Afterschool Program Spring Sports at PS 333

As announced last week, Togetherhood instructors will continue offering after school classes at MSC this spring, from April 25 - June 24.

This week we are highlighting their coaches’ spring sports classes:

Monday 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Togetherhood also has an amazing chess grandmaster teaching two chess classes this spring! He teaches students that it's not just about winning the game, but also overcoming the small challenges that come up along the path to victory.

Thursday

Friday


Baked Goods for Teachers - March 15

On Tuesday, March 15 we are looking for bakers to volunteer to bring in baked goods for our teachers to show our appreciation and let them know how SWEET they are!

Baked goods need to be dropped off at the front desk after all the kids are dropped off and hallways are cleared. Tatiana and Malaka will bring all the treats up to the 5th floor to the teacher lounge for the teachers to enjoy!

You don't have to bake to help volunteer, we need volunteers to help bring in paper products for approximately 100 teachers and staff.

We would like to do this on a monthly basis for our teachers. If you are interested please fill out the Google Doc with this link.

Google Spreadsheet

Together on Tuesdays in Central Park

Next Meetup: Tuesday, March 22 @ 8:25am

Meet on the Sidewalk in Front of the Playground Pathway

Thank you to DANIELLE ALDEN and her husband TIM, for leading our Meetup! And...thank you to our community who showed up to participate!!

Join our MSC Parent Community on Tuesday Mornings after drop-off to begin your day with a run, walk or jog in Central Park. We will meet on the sidewalk in front of the playground pathway and walk over to the Reservoir at 8:25am. Everyone is welcome!

Lost and Found on Fridays!

This Friday - March 18th at Dismissal

If your child has lost something, please come to the Big Yard on Fridays during dismissal to collect it.

PLEASE LABEL ALL YOUR CHILD'S THINGS

If an item is found labelled with a name and room number, it can be returned to it's owner with ease.

 

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